Warfighter Scuba is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Purple Heart recipient combat-wounded veteran service members from NATO countries a new life experience. Our mission is to teach and certify wounded veterans Scuba by offering custom-tailored training and worldwide recognized certifications as a means of providing our war heroes an alternate outlet for their burdens of war. No one forgotten, no one left behind.
Our Program for Wounded Veterans
** – Fishing/Sailing charters are available upon request and weather permitting. Charters are also permitting on completion of Scuba therapy sessions and remaining time available during stay after completion of the Scuba therapy program. Typically one of the last two days here. Can be substituted for more Scuba diving.
Warfighter Scuba (WFS) offers a complete service to veterans from NATO countries who have received a Purple Heart or foreign equivalent suffering from PTSD, Amputations, Paralysis, etc. suffered from wounds in combat.
These services include:
Custom ISO regulated Scuba Certification solely designed for veterans with combat wounds that will be recognized around the world for recreational scuba.
WFS feels that with the amount of depression and suicide in the worldwide veteran communities scuba offers a very therapeutic environment to help veterans deal with their wounds. Getting the wounded veterans out of their current situations up to and including thoughts of suicide by placing them in an unfamiliar environment that is never the same. If you speak to most wounded veterans they feel like their life is meaningless because there is nothing left for them to accomplish or they are tired of every day being the same. Opening up the entire world to these wounded veterans and giving them the ability to scuba anywhere all while tailoring the certification to their individual needs greatly increases their moral.
WFS primarily operates in Roatan, Honduras. Roatan is a beautiful island in the caribbean in the far western point. It houses the second largest barrier reef in the world with conditions year round that make it a top scuba destination worldwide. The conditions here allow for ease of training without fear of strong currents or bad visibility allowing the wounded veterans to train with minimal risk and maximum excitement.
The wounded veterans enjoy all lodging, meals and expenses paid for by WFS operating as an Non-profit Organization (NPO) because of our wonderful donors.
Medical staff is on site at all training and dives to maintain a safe training environment for the veterans. A re-compression chamber is a 15 minute boat ride away from the dive training area with fully trained medically staff capable of handling all diver injuries. MEDEVAC is also on standby here to return any serious injuries to the United States for treatment.